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Ames Pawn Broker
512233558
104 Kellogg
Ames, IA
 
Cycle Source Group LLC
(515) 232-0277
2105 Se 5th St
Ames, IA
 
Kmart #3971
515232755
1405 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA
 
Ames Surplus And Outdoor
(970) 221-0544
4723 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Steve'S Reloading Supplies
515292730
2872 N Dakota
Ames, IA
 
Mr Gun Shop
515232545
127 South Bell Ave
Ames, IA
 
Bearcreek Enterprises
(515) 232-7370
321 Ruby Circle
Ames, IA
 
Jax Outdoor Gear
4723 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Hill, Ralph
515233835
1905 Bel Air Dr
Ames, IA
 
Theisen'S Of Ames
515232977
1315 S Dayton Ave
Ames, IA
 

Remington 1911 R1 Review

When Remington announced last year that it was going to be making a handgun, it definitely got everyone's attention.

When Remington announced last year that it was going to be making a handgun, it definitely got everyone's attention. Big Green, America's oldest gun maker, hadn't produced a handgun in decades, and this was going to be the first new 1911 from the firm in 91 years.

Everyone assumed its 1911 would be traditionally styled, especially considering the 1911's 100-year anniversary was rapidly approaching, and Remington did not disappoint. The R1 does have classic looks, but if you were one of those people hoping for an identical copy of its classic Remington-UMC, you're out of luck.

A lot of people like the looks of vintage 1911s but don't necessarily like shooting them. Their original style grip safeties hurt the hand, their minimalist "hump and a bump" sights are hard to see in direct sunlight, they are difficult to reload with any speed, and they can have reliability issues with anything other than FMJ ammo. Aware of these contradictions, Remington decided to put out a pseudo-vintage version of the traditional 1911 in hopes of pleasing everybody....

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